Tattoo News - February 2013
An excellent travel video on Aotearoa (New Zealand) featuring a fair amount of tattoo is online at http://youtu.be/nCbQDQmo4VU . Enjoy!
While looking for fun websites and films on the more remote Polynesian Outliers for my course I ran across the following website on Tikopia: http://atomvoyages.com/articles/cruising-destinations/232-tikopia-island-a-little-known-outpost-of-traditional-culture-in-the-south-pacific.html
The National Library of New Zealand has an impressive online library of digital images. A large selection of photographs of moko (Maori traditional tattoo) is at http://natlib.govt.nz/photos?utf8=_&text=moko/a> You may have to copy & paste this link.
There's a current exhibition of Samoan barkcloth (siapo) at the University of Hawaii's Hamilton Library, also online at http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/siapo/Pages/about.php?s=about
There's another exhibition by the Museum of Anthropology at Missouri: http://anthromuseum.missouri.edu/minigalleries/tapacloth/intro.shtml
The European body painting group, CreaChiefs has a great gallery of innovative body art on their website. See http://creachiefs.com/ One of their members, Bella Volen, has a fun website: http://bella-volen.com/paintloon.html
Vancouver, B.C. will be the host city for the Pacific Arts Association conference in early August. It should be well worth attending! http://www.Pacificarts.org/symposia
TRAVEL AND TATTOO SCHEDULE
I am home on O'ahu for awhile teaching a class on the history of Polynesian tattoo at Windward Community College. You can reach me at email@example.com or call (808) 734-8677. Please remember Hawai'i is 3 hours earlier than CA.
I will be back in CA in May/June (please sign up no later than April 1st for an appointment) and have openings in Long Beach, Oceanside and the east SF bay area. I'll be back in CA again, and will also be working for a brief period in early August in Vancouver, BC.
Artist Jordan Souza will be with me for a portion of my time in LA in May. You can see Jordan's tattoo art mixed through his various Facebook pages or on his new site: http://www.PolynesianTattoo.net Jordan specializes in Maori tattoo as well as other Polynesian styles, but also does excellent color, gray and representational art. He is also experienced in Japanese style. Jordan's sign-up procedures are the same as mine, please see htthttp://www.thepolynesiantattoo.com/schedule.htm
|till March 23||Home on O'ahu |
|March 25-30||Maui |
|April 1-May 14||O'ahu |
|May 17-29||LA |
|June 1-9||Oceanside |
|June 15-30||SF East Bay Area |
|July 5-30||Home on O'ahu |
|Aug 5-12||Vancouver, BC|
|Aug 17-27||LA |
|Aug 31-Sept 8||Oceanside |
|Sept 14 - 18||Felton, Santa Cruz |
|Sept 21 - 29||East SF Bay Area|